Definition of predominantly in English:



  • Mainly; for the most part.

    sentence adverb ‘it is predominantly a coastal bird’
    ‘predominantly Russian areas’
    • ‘At first the fact the audience was predominantly female surprised me, before I realised why.’
    • ‘The room is predominantly beige with a narrow white border close to the ceiling.’
    • ‘As these trades were predominantly the domain of women there was originally a strong female contingent.’
    • ‘The company says the auction mart site has been chosen because it is a predominantly light industrial area.’
    • ‘Figures also show that most incidents take place in busy urban areas and predominantly in the South of England.’
    • ‘Ten years ago, the choice was definitely predominantly white, with perhaps a narrow strip of colour.’
    • ‘Any guy who can drive a crowd like that from a predominantly solo acoustic set is talented to say the least.’
    • ‘He informs me that the ground below Dublin consists predominantly of boulder clay.’
    • ‘The shirt will be predominantly claret and amber stripes on the front with an amber hoop around the top and a black collar.’
    • ‘The people who currently monitor electronic tags are predominantly low paid with minimal training.’
    • ‘All this is happening in a country that has predominantly an agriculture economy.’
    • ‘Exports were predominantly raw materials and goods with a low level of processing.’
    • ‘The future of the Welsh revival depends predominantly on the recuperative powers of their missing men.’
    • ‘Matt has been DJ-ing for about three years, in various styles but predominantly house and deep house.’
    • ‘The area to the north and east of the appeal site is within a predominantly dense residential area.’
    • ‘The country is a British territory with a predominantly Christian population.’
    • ‘We know it is done predominantly for TV, but we might have to reflect on that.’
    • ‘It is a show but not a contest, and, thankfully, the beauty of sport comes predominantly from the contest.’
    mainly, mostly, for the most part, chiefly, principally, primarily, predominately, preponderantly, in the main, on the whole, largely, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree, typically, in general, generally, usually, commonly, as a rule
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